Tutorial: Pillowcase seam repair

After our recent holidays I found myself with a lot of washing and sorting to do. This morning I came across this pillowslip, which had torn open where the pillow is inserted: This has been bugging me for a while, because it’s such a lovely pillowslip (I used this when I was growing up andContinue reading “Tutorial: Pillowcase seam repair”

Native Frangipani seeds

Last night at dusk we found a lovely white egg in the chicken coop, right where Matilda had been huddling moments before. I quickly got in there before the chooks had time to investigate because we thought it might have a soft shell. It was just hardening up! What a wonderful surprise in the evening.Continue reading “Native Frangipani seeds”

Some new girls for our flock

We have been running with two chooks in our hen-house since last summer. Raven (a pure-bred Australorp) has been the boss of the house, but she has only had Harriet (our Barnevelder hen you can see in the background of that shot above) to keep in place. Now we have introduced two new young hensContinue reading “Some new girls for our flock”

Handmade Christmas 2013

This year I managed to create more handmade gifts at Christmas time, and over the year for various birthdays. The idea is for me to replace a gift I would normally have purchased (using a budgeted amount) with a personalised hand made item. I have a lot of nieces and nephews to buy for, andContinue reading “Handmade Christmas 2013”